Peter Genyn has Tuesday on the second day of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, para-athletics in the German capital Berlin, the gold medal conquered in the 100 metres rolstoelsprint (T51).
The defending champion raced into 22.82 to his second European title of the most publicized showdown. With that chrono remains the 41-year-old paralympiër nearly three seconds above the world record (19.89) that he is at the end of may in Notwill on the tables put.
Genyn, who recently had a hip replacement surgery, underwent, kept his Finnish rival Toni Piispanen (23.44). The Brit Stephen Osburne (25.68) if on the stage, that is exactly the same as two years ago in the Italian Grosseto.
“I am super satisfied. This I had three weeks ago after hip replacement surgery, not expected”, responded Genyn. “We started as soon as possible, with alternative training in my handbike and rugbyrolstoel and did lots of stabilization exercises. The last week I could again offer training in my wheeler finishing. Luckily, I was for my surgery really the shape of my life and apparently that was just enough to again European champion. It was a tough race, because there was a lot of headwind and the track is already very heavy.”
The Kempenaar is also a paralympic champion and world champion in the 100 and 400 metres. In Berlin, he is coming Friday, also in the 200 metres at the start. “To the 200 metres I am curious, who is giving me some anxiety in”, announced Genyn. The 200 meter replaces the 400 in the class T51, and is also on the program of the Paralympic Games in 2020.